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Opposition kicks as Mahama is declared winner of Ghana presidential polls

ACCRA (AFP) – Ghana incumbent John Dramani Mahama was declared winner of the country’s closely fought presidential polls on Sunday with 50.70 percent of the vote, the electoral commission announced.

“Ladies and gentlemen, based on the results given, I declare John Dramani Mahama president-elect,” electoral commission chief Kwadwo Afari-Gyan announced to journalists.

His main opponent, Nana Akufo-Addo, finished with 47.74 percent. Akufo-Addo’s party earlier alleged fraud and claimed it had evidence that showed he was the winner.

Ghana’s opposition rejects vote results, urges calm

Ghana’s main opposition party on Sunday rejected official presidential election results giving victory to incumbent John Dramani Mahama, but called on its supporters to remain calm.
The New Patriotic Party of main opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo said the results announced “by the evidence do not reflect the mandate of the required majority of the Ghanaian electorate.” Party officials would meet Tuesday to decide the way forward, it said in a statement, after having earlier alleged fraud and claimed to have evidence showing Akufo-Addo won.


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